This isn’t necessarily news, but NPR recently put up a directory of where you can get all the info about COVID vaccine distribution in your state.
Perseverance landed successfully on Mars! Don’t be fooled by fake images and video that are circulating. Get the real deal at NASA. Those of you who watched the landing are probably familiar with the faces of Dr. Swati Mohan and MiMi Aung, so be sure to read up on these awesome women. Also of note is engineer Aaron Yazzie who received special recognition from the Navajo Nation.
Need to update your reading list? Check out the 11 Black Authors Who Were Some of The OG Pioneers of Sci-Fi/Fantasy at the Mary Sue. One that took me by surprise? W.E.B. Dubois!
Oh look, it’s yet more evidence that there is no difference between men and women when it comes to science. This study specifically looked at exam grades of 10,000 introductory physics students. This one comes in via one of my physics colleagues, Alexander!
Speaking of colleagues, my friend Ian is a co-author of an opinion piece in Scientific American arguing that physicists really need to ditch the term “quantum supremacy” with all its racist baggage.
And finally, via Stephen, a little game where you get to determine whether each animal is a bastard or not a bastard! Spoiler alert: everyone is a bit of a bastard.